The exhibition, Cinecittà si mostra, opened today in Rome! For information in English, head on over to 060608.it or click here.
The show is a tribute to films produced on the lot over the years and pays homage not only to Italian films, but also the many Hollywood films produced there as well as what goes on and has gone on “behind the scenes” and costumes. I think that it is a great way for anyone interested in film and Italian film to learn about what goes into making a film and how much work and talent is required before something makes it to the big screen. The show also marks the 74th birthday of the studio! (Buon compleanno!) There’s also a children’s area, too (Cinebimbicittà), that features interactive exhibits for children to play with and experiment with. The exhibit is also a precursor to a Museo del Cinema that will eventually be housed on the studio’s lot.
Tickets can be purchased online or at the door: 10 euro for adults, 5 euro for children. The exhibit’s hours are daily from 10:30 AM to 6:30 PM, except for Tuesdays when the exhibit is closed The exhibit runs until November 30, 2011.
The exhibition is located at Via Tuscolana 1055, Rome. Take the Metro (Linea A, towards Anagnina) and get off at the Cinecittà stop (fermata).